Whats on Inverbervie Feb 27

Mary Finch, Jim Gillbanks and George Rattray trying-out our prototype planter made from soon-to-be obsolete recycling boxes.
Mary Finch, Jim Gillbanks and George Rattray trying-out our prototype planter made from soon-to-be obsolete recycling boxes.

Parish News

Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland with Rev Dennis Rose

Sunday, March 1, 10am at Arbuthnott Church and 11.30am Service at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

Service’s at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Saturday, February 28, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday, March 1, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

The Rev Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Friday Prayer Group

Prayers Help! Join us tomorrow (Friday) at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to margaret­_benton@whsmith.co.uk or call Margaret on 01561 362964

Gourdon Guild

Today (Thursday) at 2.30pm at Gourdon Hall, The ldies of the Guild will Welcome Dave Ramsay for a Talk on “The Maggie Law”. New Members are always made to feel welcome.

Quiz Night

Please join us for a Fundraising Quiz Night in Bervie Church Centre, King Street, Inverbervie tomorrow (Friday), 7.30pm. Entry fee £4 Bring your own refreshments.

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Brighter Bervie

Our volunteers enjoyed another morning of fine weather last Saturday for working in Bervie’s Voyage of Life garden.

Mary Finch, Jim Gillbanks and George Rattray tried out our prototype planter made from soon-to-be obsolete recycling boxes.

As the council switch over to the new blue-topped wheelie bins for collecting our recyclable waste, Brighter Bervie would like to get any undamaged surplus black and blue recycling boxes to turn into containers filled with nice flowering plants.

Please drop them in at the Voyage of Life Garden site behind the Church Centre on King Street. If elderly folk aren’t able to deliver their boxes they can call 01561 361350 and we’ll arrange for them to be picked-up.

When we start to distribute these planters around Bervie we’d really appreciate folk decorating them in any bright and tasteful way that you can.

Please be creative with eye-catching yarn-bombing, painting etc. Lets make these as interesting and varied as the dolphins were last year in Aberdeen.

We’ll be gardening again beside Bervie Church Centre this Saturday, February 28, with an earlier start at 8.30am to take delivery of more planters and compost from the Council Landscaping Services.

So readers, why not join our cheery band of helpers and bring along your pals - we’ll be looking for you.

Bervie Youth Project

Saturday, February 28, sports events from 3-4pm at Bervie Sports Centre, Netball and Basket ball Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to Young Adult, free hot chocolate and home bakes.

Although these events were not sponsored by any company during January and February 2015, we continued to receive practical support from Dick Karpinski and Partner Ltd, Tv Installations, Aerial and Satellite Services. Special Thanks to Dick and co for their continued support.

Tickets on sale

The remaining tickets are now on sale for ‘An Evening with Karen McCaugh Spiritualist Medium’ on Friday, March 6, 7.30pm. Tickets for this event are on sale from Bervie Paper Shop, Queens Arms Public House and Tidy Tangles, all King Street Inverbervie for £10 each.

Bervie Auctions

Auctions on Wednesday, March 4, sale starts at 6.30pm Viewings on Tuesday, March 3, 6.30-8pm at and Wednesday, March 4, fromt 10am- noon and 2-4pm at 14 Market Square Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0RN, 01561 361379

Bervie Lunch Club

The Bervie Lunch Club meet fortnightly in the Masonic Hall, King Street, Inverbervie from noon to 1.30pm. A two-course lunch is served costing £4, Lunch is usually soup and a pudding.

A few spaces have become available, if you are interested in attend ing please phone Isabel Buchan on 01561 361007

Craft Workshops

Last Sunday, 15 crafty ladies enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in Bervie with a wool and felt workshop creating beautiful vintage wreaths with Sheena from The Angel Tree.

We look forward to our next workshop with Sheena which is wire and bead based, creating heart necklace and broaches ideal for any Mother’s Day gift on Friday, March 13, 7-9pm for more info or booking email carollevans77@btinternet.com or call Caroll on 01561 361587.

Crochet for Novices with Jay Greengrass on Sunday, March 8, from 2.30 - 4.30pm Get your booking form by emailing Jay on info@rainbowknits.co.uk or phoning 01561 340 761

Queens Arms quiz night

This will be tomorrow (Friday) to raise funds and awareness of The Angel Hope Animal rescue Centre. Cost is £2 per head with a maximum of six members per team. Start at 8 pm.

Story time and Rhyme Time

Bervie Library, Church Street, Inverbervie, will be taking place tomorrow (Saturday) from 10.30-11am. This free activity is designed for pre-school children.

Inverbervie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for more information.

Bervie Food Bank

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust, and we have also secured an extra donation point with Bervie Church now accepting donations.

Business sponsors are Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

The Foodbank can provide three days of emergency food supplies, If you find your self in personal crisis, suffering from illness, coping with separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances please contact us now on facebook at Bervie food bank or call 07703154431 for more info.

Music Night

Tomorrow (Saturday), music in the Queens Arms, King Street, Inverbervie, from 9pm until late. Disco with JDM Discos.

Burgh Hall Annual Art Show

As the preparation for this years Burgh Hall Art Show continue by the ever busy committee, a few advertising slots have been identified. If anyone is interested please contact Pat Hall directly, stan.pat@btinternet.com PDF or jpeg

Photography course

Six-week course covering the basics, learning about the camera, composition and practical exercises.

Classes would be limited to six spaces. If you are interested, email leecorpe@snowfoxphotography,com

Job Club

Wednesdays during term time, from 1-3pm, Working With Families attend Bervie Church Centre, King Street, Inverbervie with their Job Club.

If you need help looking for work, CVs, interview skills and application forms or other issues relating to employment, training, education or volunteeringdrop in or contact Liz Rushmore Key Worker on 07920782711

CAP Christians Against Poverty are available to offer financial advice in Bervie on Friday’s, to arrange an appointment please call 0800 328 0006

The Home Cook

Home cooked meals to assist residents of all ages and situations, tailored to meet specific dietary needs, Delivery available.

For more information www.thehomecookbervie.co.uk or call Suzanne on 07534509653 or Like of facebook for regular updates

Hanover Court and Craigview

On Wednesday, February 18, we enjoyed our first prize bingo. Everyone enjoyed the bingo and a cuppa after, and Ally Bally was the caller. So watch out Burgh Hall on Saturday, you could have a new caller! (joke)

Grateful thanks to Alan Reid for the lone of the bingo machine.

Next date is Friday, March 6, when we will have “the singing Bobbie” from Dyce.

Not to be missed.

We will close this week’s column with a Poem from Peggy Hall:

OUR ALLY

We had a lovely meal Down at the Mason Hall, and back up here to Hanover with entertainment for us all.

We have lots of coffee mornings, with raffle prizes too, and an outing in the summer time and the Webster Theatre too.

We have fish and chips nights, which everyone enjoys, And Lyndsay School of Dancing, With the dancing girls and boys.

The paths have all been salted, So its safe to go outside, So who has done these things for us?

well, raise your glasses everyone!

It’s Ally Ironside!

To let Caroll, our Inverbervie correspondent, know whats on in Bervie contact Caroll Evans at carollevans77@btinternet.com write to her at 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or give her a call at 01561 361587